Expert Structural Engineer in Seattle

Puget Sound Engineering

Puget Sound Engineering

Puget Sound Engineering is a team of structural engineers based in the heart of Queen Anne, Seattle. Specializing in residential projects, we dedicate ourselves to delivering comprehensive structural engineering packages tailored for both new constructions and remodeling endeavors. Our expertise extends to creating precise as-built drawings, ensuring robust foundation repair, and conducting thorough home inspections. By working closely with our customers, we guarantee personalized solutions that meet the unique needs of each home in the Seattle area. Trust us to bring structural excellence and integrity to your residential project.

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Our Services

New Construction

Structural Design for Commercial & Residential Projects


Load-Bearing Wall Removal, Vaulted Ceiling Conversion


Review/Discuss Proposed Renovations & Additions

As-Built Drawing

As-Built Drawing & Survey for Permit/Planning

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair Plan Drawings, Calculations & Inspection

Structural Inspection

Pre-Purchase Home Inspection, Foundation Inspection

Foundation Engineer for Foundation Repair & Inspection

We specialize in comprehensive foundation repair services, employing advanced techniques such as helical piles for sturdy, long-lasting support and carbon fiber for foundation crack repair. If you’re facing a sinking foundation, our team uses industry-leading solutions to stabilize and restore the integrity of your home or building. Each inspection is thorough, identifying potential problems and devising a strategic plan tailored to your specific needs.

Load Bearing Wall Removal

Removing a load-bearing wall can significantly enhance the functionality and spaciousness of your home or building. Our structural engineers assess the structural integrity and provide tailored solutions to safely manage the removal process. We ensure compliance with all local building codes, utilizing our strong relationships with city reviewers to expedite permits. Our detailed engineering packages cover every aspect, from initial assessment to final execution, ensuring a seamless transition. 

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Vaulted Ceiling Conversion

Transform your space into an open, airy environment by converting your traditional flat ceilings into stunning vaulted or cathedral ceilings. This architectural upgrade not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also increases natural light and can even boost property value. Our expert team specializes in the structural modifications required for safe and beautiful vaulted and cathedral ceiling conversions.

As-Built Drawing

As-Built drawings are crucial for any renovation or permitting process, providing detailed representations of existing structures. Our service includes comprehensive onsite measurements and surveys to ensure accuracy and compliance. We specialize in creating precise floor plans that are essential for smooth permitting and efficient remodel planning. By leveraging our expertise, clients can streamline their construction projects and avoid potential setbacks. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is a structural engineer the same as a foundation engineer?

A structural engineer can specialize in foundation work, but they are not limited to it. While a foundation engineer focuses specifically on the design and analysis of building foundations, a structural engineer handles a broader range of structural systems, including foundations, buildings, bridges, and other structures.

What is the difference between a civil engineer and a structural engineer?

A civil engineer covers a wide range of engineering disciplines, including transportation, environmental, geotechnical, water resources, and construction. A structural engineer, however, specializes in the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads, such as buildings and bridges, ensuring their safety and stability.

How does a structural engineer charge?

A structural engineer typically charges based on the project’s complexity, the engineer’s experience, and the services required. Fees can be hourly, a fixed lump sum, or a percentage of the project’s construction cost. It’s important to discuss the fee structure upfront with your structural engineer to understand the expected costs.

Is a structural engineer the same as an architect?

No, a structural engineer is not the same as an architect. While architects focus on the design, aesthetics, and functionality of a building, a structural engineer ensures the design is structurally sound, safe, and compliant with building codes.

When should you contact a structural engineer?

You should contact a structural engineer when you need expert advice on the structural integrity of a building, are planning a renovation that involves altering the structure, need a structural inspection, or are constructing a new building. Structural engineers ensure the safety and durability of the construction.

What can I expect from a structural engineer?

From a structural engineer, you can expect professional services such as structural inspections, design of new structures, analysis of existing structures, recommendations for structural repairs or modifications, and oversight during construction to ensure compliance with the design.

Should I get a structural engineer?

If you are in Seattle and involved in a construction project or need an assessment of a property’s structural integrity, hiring a structural engineer is advisable. They will provide the expertise needed to ensure the structure is safe, functional, and compliant with local building codes.

What exactly does a structural engineer do?

A structural engineer analyzes, designs, plans, and researches structural components and systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants. Their work includes calculating loads, stress, and the strength of different materials and components to design structurally sound and efficient buildings and structures.

About Us

Our History in Seattle

Founded over a decade ago, our firm has grown to become a leading structural engineering provider in Seattle, WA. With deep roots in the community, we specialize in designing and executing structural solutions that meet the unique challenges of the Pacific Northwest. Our journey from a small startup to a trusted local industry leader reflects our commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction.

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Specialized Services

We offer a wide range of structural engineering services tailored to the needs of the Seattle market, including:

  • Residential New Construction: Designing modern, safe, and efficient structures for new homes, factoring in the local climate and geological conditions.
  • Remodel and Renovation: Providing expert engineering solutions for home renovations and extensions, ensuring the structural integrity of existing buildings while accommodating new design elements.
  • Foundation Repair and Retrofitting: Specializing in foundation assessment and repair, we address common issues like soil instability and seismic retrofitting to ensure the safety and longevity of buildings in Seattle.

Our Team

Our team comprises experienced structural engineers, project managers, and technical staff who are passionate about building safe and innovative structures. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and professional development, we stay at the forefront of industry trends and technological advancements. Our team's expertise and dedication to excellence have been key to our success in meeting the diverse needs of our clients.

Brian Thompson

Structural Engineer, P.E.

Kimberly Welch

Structural Engineer, P.E.

Kevin Roberts

Structural Engineer, P.E.

Luise Litt

Structural Engineer, P.E.

Andrew Nelson

Structural Engineer, P.E.

ZT Yang

Structural Engineer, P.E.

Customer Testimonials

Jessica M. Bellevue, WA

Puget Sound Engineering was exceptional in managing our home renovation project in Seattle. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality were evident in every aspect of their work. Highly recommend for anyone needing reliable structural engineering services!

Michael T. Kirkland, WA

Puget Sound Engineering exceeded my expectations! As a structural engineer team, they demonstrated profound knowledge and professionalism during my home’s foundation repair. Highly recommend them for anyone in Seattle needing reliable engineering services!

Anita R. Renton, WA

Working with Puget Sound Engineering for my house remodel in Queen Anne was a breeze. Their structural engineers are top-notch, providing detailed as-built drawings and insightful consultations. Truly the best in Seattle for residential engineering needs!

David S. Lynnwood, WA

Impressed by the structural engineering expertise at Puget Sound Engineering! They handled the structural inspection of my Seattle home efficiently and provided clear, actionable feedback. A go-to team for structural engineering in the Pacific Northwest!

Samantha L. Bothell, WA

Puget Sound Engineering’s structural engineers are exceptional. They delivered a comprehensive engineering package for my new construction, ensuring everything was up to code and meticulously planned. Their service in Seattle is unparalleled!

Carlos G. Redmond, WA

I highly recommend Puget Sound Engineering for anyone needing a structural engineer in Seattle. Their team was punctual, thorough, and communicated every step of the process during my home’s renovation. Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is unmatched!

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Seattle, WA 98109

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